Available Roles:

20 hours per week over 5 days (including 1 evening) €26,000 per annum

16 hours per week over 4 days (including 1 evening) €20,800 per annum

12 hours per week over 3 days (including 1 evening) €15,600 per annum

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Location: Cork
Position Type: Permanent: 12, 16 and 20 hour contracts available
Salary: See individual role


  • A recognized qualification at minimum Level 7 or higher qualification on the NQAI framework in Counselling or a Level 9 in Counselling Psychology.


  • Be accredited as a Psychotherapist / Counselling Psychologist with the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP), Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI), National Association of Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy (NAPCP), Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) or Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP).

Role & Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Lead Therapist the role of the Therapist is to provide professional and compassionate therapeutic support to individuals who are in suicidal or self-harm crisis, and those bereaved by suicide. We provide counselling for both Adults and children, experience of working with U12’s would be advantageous.

  • To conduct face to face risk & suitability assessments and implement risk management plans as appropriate

  • To provide evidence informed, brief, strengths based & goal focused interventions

  • To work in accordance with Pieta’s Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

  • To liaise and consult with other professionals in supporting the client as required

  • To maintain accurate, confidential records of practice using Salesforce

  • Ensure clinical records are properly and accurately maintained as required

  • Ensure records of work activity are accurately kept and inputted on Salesforce

  • To participate in external clinical supervision and attend group supervision internally in Pieta once per calendar month

  • To contribute to research, audit and evaluation of the service as required

  • To fulfil obligations as per the Children First Act 2015

  • To comply with responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts 1988, 2003 & 2018 (GDPR)

  • Ensure compliance with any necessary on-going psychotherapy registration requirements

  • To maintain professional and personal boundaries

  • To participate in team meetings and attend other meetings as deemed necessary

  • To be flexible regarding working hours in line with the needs of the service (incorporating late evening and weekend work)

  • To share information with the Lead Therapist, Regional Manager, Pieta team and other services as appropriate in accordance with good practice

Skills Required

  • Ability to engage adults and children in assessment and therapeutic work

  • Knowledge of Child and Adolescent Counselling

  • Experience of working with crisis intervention and suicide bereavement

  • Knowledge of Brief Solution Focused Interventions, CBT etc.

  • Ability to reflect on practice in order to facilitate personal learning, professional development and service improvement

  • Demonstrate great warmth and the ability to empathize

  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills

  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team

  • Strong time management skills and capacity to prioritise competing demands

  • Ability to consult, liaise with other services as required

  • Ability to foster good working relationships with external agencies and organisations

Note: Garda Vetting is required (of the successful candidates) for all positions.

Applications for the above should be made through our website or via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability to the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to recruitment@pieta.ie by 18th June 2021.


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